Tomorrow is Earth Hour, and you can join in at home or virtually – either way practicing social distancing and supporting awareness of the heath of our planet!
Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment, engaging millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories.
Earth Hour has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people.
We are joining hundreds of businesses across the world to switch off for Earth Hour 2020 for the future of our planet. Aramis and I have been celebrating Earth Hour for a long time now, and will do so again tomorrow, Saturday March 28 at 8:30pm our time. Please join us by turning off electricity for just one hour.
Learn how you can Take Part.
Watch the Official Video
How does turning off your lights for Earth Hour help protect the planet?
“Earth Hour is more than just an hour of no power, it represents millions of voices being raised all over the world in a single night, as a global sign of solidarity for action against climate change.” ~ Earth Hour team WWF-Australia
Earth Hour is going digital
As the coronavirus continues to spread, live Earth Hour events involving groups of over 10 people have been cancelled. But here are some wonderful events you can do and/or join online during Earth Hour at home or if you are working remotely:
- From Earth Hour: Staying in for Earth Hour weekend? Here are 20+ things you can do from the comfort of your home!
- In the lead up to Earth Hour, you can watch Earth Hour’s Our Planet: Our Business, a new film inspired by the Netflix series Our Planet:
- Speaking of which, watch (or rewatch!) Our Planet. All episodes of Netflix’s eight-part original documentary series Our Planet—created in collaboration with Silverback Films and WWF—are streaming and ready for binge-watching.
- Tune in online to one of Earth Hour’s on-the-night live streams on YouTube: “On the night of Earth Hour, we’ll be premiering exclusive content from Emmy-award winning Netflix documentary, Our Planet! Hear from Sir David Attenborough as he explains the steps we need to take to restore nature and save our planet – the one home we all share.” ~ Earth Hour
Cleaning up our global act
On a somewhat related note, we could also ponder how the shelter-in-place situation we are in because of the COVID-19 global pandemic has already reduced harmful carbon emissions and some areas are experiencing higher air quality as a result.
Here is an excellent read from Fast Company that is NOT to be missed: What would happen if the world reacted to climate change like it’s reacting to the coronavirus?
The global climate crisis could definitely be impacted if we faced it as the collective issue of planetary concern that it deserves!
Will you #SwitchOff tomorrow and raise your voice for nature?
Check out why the Sydney Opera House has been switching off every year since it all began in this video from last year’s 2019 Earth Hour:
Please join millions of planet-conscious people and businesses around the world along with us in switching off for Earth Hour tomorrow at 8:30pm – where ever you are!
Learn more at Earth Hour.
By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
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